The 3rd Chevrolet Star Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA) powered by LR Active took place on October 1st, in the presence of the crème de la crème of the music and film fraternity, in a magical ceremony at Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai The ceremony, hosted by Saif Ali Khan and Parineeti Chopra, featured stellar performances by celebrated musicians and Bollywood stars including Shankar Mahadevan and his sons – Shivam and Siddarth, Sonu Niigaam, Sonkashi Sinha with Mika, Sukhwinder among others. There was a special act dedicated to the musical maestro AR Rahman for completing 20 years in the industry, he was felicitated by none other than Yash Chopra. Renowned singers like Alka Yagnik, Hariharan, Udit Narayan, Naresh Iyer, Mohit Chauhan, Chitra, Sonu Niigaam came together to honor the young legend with a heart-warming performance to some of his chartbuster hits like ‘Dil Hai Chota Sa’, ‘Tu Hi Re’, ‘Chanda Re Chande Re’, ‘Mitwa’, ‘ Mehndi Hai Rachne Wali’, ‘Ru Ba Ru’, ‘Saathiya’, ‘Sadda Haq’ and ‘Jai Ho’.
Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha enthralled the audience with her high-energy act to her latest hit songs like ‘Go Go Govinda’, ‘Chinta Ta’ (along with Mika) and her upcoming movie ‘Son of Sardar’. The surprise in the act was co-star and Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn who joined her on-stage to groove on the title track of ‘Son of Sardar’. A special award honoring ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ went to Smt. Girija Devi (Indian Classical singer) while the ‘Global Indian Musician Award’ was bestowed upon music legend Pt. Jasraj.
Rockstar walked away with 6 GIMA Awards leading in the Film category, there was a tie between Alka Yagnik & Babul Supriyo (Mone-Rob) and Sarvani Sen & Kaushiki Desikan (Yatra 2) for the Best Folk Album in the Non-film Category. Noted musician Dr. L Subramanium received the Best Carnatic Classical Album Instrumental in the Non Film Category.
GiMA 2012 saw a total number of 10 awards being given out in the Film Category while 12 awards in the Non-film category.
On the special tribute given at the 3rd Chevrolet Star GIMA Awards, AR Rahman said, “I was hinted out about the tribute but I did not realize that this will create such a big nostalgia. I have learnt a lot from all these singers who have touched my heart today. I still remember the day of my first concert in 1996 when most of the singers who sang today, came to watch me. I really thank GIMA for this. I am truly touched.”
Check out the full list of winners and images from the event below!
Best Music Debut – Gulraj Singh – Music Director – Ganaraj Adhiraj
Best Pop Album – Papon for The Story So Far
Best Rock Album – Advaita for The Silent Sea
Best Pop/Rock Single – Bickram Ghosh feat various artists for Vande Mataram
Best Devotional Album – Shri Jagjit Singh for Nivedan
Best Ghazal Album – Shri Jagjit Singh and Gulzar for Tere Bayaan Ghalib
Best Folk Album – Alka Yagnik and Babul Supriyo for Mone Robe
Best Fusion Album – Karsh Kale for Cinema
Best Hindustani Classical Album – Vocal – Ustad Rashid Khan for Classical Wonders of India
Best Hindustani Classical Album – Instrumental – Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia for Flute Diety
Best Carnatic Classical Album – Instrumental – Dr. L Subramaniam for Innovations
Best Carnatic Classical Album – Vocal – Sanjay Subrahmanyan for Ellam Sivan Seyal
Best Engineer – Film Album – Hentry Kuruvilla, PA Deepak, S.Sivakumar, TR Krishna Chetan – Rockstar
Best Music Arranger & Programmer – Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy for Senorita – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Best Background Score – A.R. Rahman for Rockstar
Best Music Debut – Singer Ayushmann Khurrana for Paani da rang – Vicky Donor
Best Playback Singer -Female – Nandini Srikar for Bhare Naina – Ra.One
Best Playback Singer – Male – A.R. Rahman Mohit Chauhan & Javed Ali for Kun Faya Kun – Rockstar and A.R. Rahman & Mohit Chauahn for Nadaan Parinde – Rockstar
Best Lyricist – Irshad Kamil for Nadaan Parinde – Rockstar
Best Music Director – A.R. Rahman for Rockstar
Best Film Song – Chammak Challo – Ra.One
Best Film Album – A.R. Rahman for Rockstar